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Originally published: 1st October 2019

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This poem was placed 1st = in Brian Strand's "STRAND CHOICE 7" Poetry Contest.


Through a very small circle, and without reason, I once caught sight of a magnified ship standing still out to sea. When it came into focus it was merged with the sky that was grey and was smudged by the rain on the lens like the whole world around it. Not even a dog on the beach - barking and twisting in circles while chasing whistles that got lost on the razor blade wind - could detract. Because for those five misty-eyed minutes before the sixpence ran out, life was safe and exciting with no real meaning. That ship is still out there. Anchored somewhere inside childhood; out of time, out of season and many miles from land.

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Date: 10/1/2021 1:16:00 AM
The best kind of memories for we poets Gary
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Gary Radice
Date: 10/1/2021 1:25:00 AM
Yes Brian - So true! It's my take on the naivety and dreams of childhood versus the realities of adulthood. Many of us are still children at heart - I am :) Looking back at this, my first ever attempt at free verse, I'm smiling as I re-read. The second line came about because the poem was 'without rhyme' :) ..and I've revisited that dog on the beach in a recent poem too! :) Read you soon. Cheers - Gary
Date: 3/22/2020 2:40:00 PM
Very good
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Gary Radice
Date: 3/23/2020 11:05:00 AM
Thanks Francis! :)
Date: 1/27/2020 2:46:00 PM
Gary thank you and congrats to you too my friend!;)
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